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Larry King is back at home after recovery from heart attack in April

EXCLUSIVE: Larry King is back at home recuperating and plans to be working by fall after making ‘incredible’ recovery from heart attack in April that left him in ‘terrible shape’

  • Larry King is out of a medical facility and back at home after making an ‘incredible’ recovery from a heart attack in April, DailyMailTV can reveal
  • The 85-year-old’s stunning turnaround is great news for friends and family who feared the ailing star wouldn’t make it
  • King had been in and out of the hospital with chest pains following his heart attack and spent most of May and June in a recovery center in LA 
  • ‘He’s back home and is longing to get back to work. He’s taking it easy and uses a wheelchair when needed, but he’s still got that spark,’ a source said 
  • King is planning a live show in New York on October 2 called Larry King & Everybody Who Was Anybody For the Past 50 Years

Veteran broadcaster Larry King is out of a medical facility and back at home after making an ‘incredible’ recovery from a heart attack in April, DailyMailTV can reveal.

King, 85, had been in and out of the hospital with chest pains following his April heart attack and spent most of May and June in a recovery center in Los Angeles. 

Visitors to the hospital were ‘shocked’ and ‘extremely concerned’ seeing the former CNN and ESPN host in ‘terrible shape’, a source close to King told DailyMailTV, but he has since rallied and is even planning a live appearance in New York in October. 

The show, Larry King & Everybody Who Was Anybody For the Past 50 Years, is slated for October 2 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, featuring a conversation about live music with King and the venue’s owner, Peter Shapiro.

King’s stunning turnaround is great news for friends and family who feared the ailing star wouldn’t make it. 

A source close to King told DailyMailTV: ‘Larry has made a truly incredible recovery, everyone thought the worst, he will be 86 in November and when he got so ill everyone feared he wouldn’t make it.’

Veteran broadcaster Larry King (pictured in March) is out of a medical facility and back at home after making an ‘incredible’ recovery from a heart attack in April, DailyMailTV can reveal

King's most recent gig is hosting the show Larry King Now on Ora TV, Hulu and RT. A source close to King said he is looking forward to getting back to work. King is planning a live show in New York on October 2 called Larry King & Everybody Who Was Anybody For the Past 50 Years

King’s most recent gig is hosting the show Larry King Now on Ora TV, Hulu and RT. A source close to King said he is looking forward to getting back to work. King is planning a live show in New York on October 2 called Larry King & Everybody Who Was Anybody For the Past 50 Years

They continued: ‘But now he’s back home and is longing to get back to work. He’s taking it easy and uses a wheelchair when needed, but he’s still got that spark.

‘Honestly we all thought we would be planning a funeral but he pulled through and is doing great.’ 

In a previous exclusive interview with DailyMailTV, King’s long-term friend and fellow radio broadcaster Larry Steiner said King’s health had been a ‘struggle’ and remained a ‘day-to-day concern’, but the 85-year-old now appears to be back on his feet. 

Friends also told DailyMailTV of their dismay at his frailty in hospital back in May. 

‘Because of his physical ailments, visitors are shocked by his appearance, he’s in terrible shape, he’s lost a lot of weight,’ one source said.

‘A tight circle of friends and people that work with him on his shows have been to visit and everyone is extremely concerned. 

‘Larry is fighting on though and trying to be upbeat, he’s been watching the Dodgers on TV.’ 

A source close to King (pictured in February) told DailyMailTV: 'Larry has made a truly incredible recovery, everyone thought the worst, he will be 86 in November and when he got so ill everyone feared he wouldn't make it'

A source close to King (pictured in February) told DailyMailTV: ‘Larry has made a truly incredible recovery, everyone thought the worst, he will be 86 in November and when he got so ill everyone feared he wouldn’t make it’

Born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger on November 19, 1933, in Brooklyn, King changed his name when he started his broadcast career.

Now a household name, King has conducted over 40,000 interviews over a 60-year career, and is best known for his CNN interview and phone-in talk show, Larry King Live, which he hosted nightly from 1985 to 2010. 

King’s most recent gig is hosting the show Larry King Now on Ora TV, Hulu and RT.

For now the show has had stand-in hosts. 

The multi-award winner has written several books and set up non-profit The Larry King Cardiac Foundation, a cause stemming from his own heart problems earlier in life. 

King, who has also hosted shows on sports channel ESPN, has a lifelong obsession for baseball, beginning with his support for the Brooklyn Dodgers as a boy.  

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